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May 27, 2015

Cyclist Fatality – Oregon Walks and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Call for Action to Stop Serious Crashes

            For Immediate Release     Contact: Rob Sadowsky rob@btaoregon.org Noel Mickelberry noel@oregonwalks.org   News Release Cyclist Fatality – Oregon Walks and […]

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Fatal collision on SE Cesar Chavez and Gladstone – UPDATED

Streetview of SE Gladstone at SE Cesar Chavez (39th). A man was killed today around noon when he was involved in a collision with a tow truck at SE Cesar Chavez (39th) and Gladstone. Portland Police have not released any details, other than saying the tow truck operator is cooperating with the investigation. Reader Tony Read More »


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The Oregon Outback was the hardest — and best — ride I’ve ever done

What an amazing state we live in.


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Portland parents launch national Vision Zero PAC to push ‘traffic violence apologists’ out of office

The way to get people that need to change their tone to change their tone is to be a takedown organization.


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May 26, 2015

City of Portland on track to increase investment in Safe Routes to School!

Dear BTA Members and Supporters and Coalition Partners, Thank you! We, and some of our coalition partners, recently asked you to jump into the debate at […]

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Industry Ticker: Burlingame Bikes expands in southwest Portland

Bike shop expansions are always good news!


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State will conduct safety audit of Barbur and formally weigh road redesign

The audit will consider a road diet as a potential safety tool in the corridor.


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A New Road Safety Audit on SW Barbur – While we wait for protected bike lanes

At the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) we welcome today’s news from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) that they intend to conduct a road safety audit […]

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New member of Oregon Transportation Commission is “avid cyclist”

"Avid cyclist" and lives in Portland. I see a ride in our future.


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First look at Rivelo, Portland’s new independent Rivendell dealer (and record store)

The legendary bike brand now in inner southeast.


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Get out your camera! Take a photo for Trey and #foreverykid.

This message is from Trey, age 7. He attends an elementary school in Milwaukie. You can see him in this video speaking out for safe routes to school.  […]

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Jobs of the Week – Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours, Bike Friday, Velotech

We’ve had three great job opportunities listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below… Job: Bike Mechanic / Rental wizard – Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours Service Department Mechanic – Bike Friday Junior Buyer – Velotech, Inc. For a complete list of available jobs, click here. These are paid listings. If you’d Read More »


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May 25, 2015

The Monday Roundup: Korean carfree experiment, Florida’s sky garage and more

This week's best bike links start with a very big experiment in South Korea.


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May 22, 2015

Man on bike seriously injured in SW Barnes Road collision (updated)

A man reportedly received life-threatening head injuries while biking on Southwest Barnes Road Friday afternoon.


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May 21, 2015

Portland Public and Gresham-Barlow support safe routes to school!

The For Every Kid Coalition is excited to welcome two more school districts to our growing list of supporters!  On April 28th the Portland Public School Board voted […]

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May 20, 2015

Moving Oregon to Vision Zero

As a part of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s ongoing commitment to safety for everyone, we are pleased to announce a new legislative effort in the 2015 Oregon […]

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May 19, 2015

Ride like a pioneer

Act like a pioneer, without the pistol packing and rickety wagon...

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Group Riding Guidelines for Organized Rides

Ride respectfully and share the road. Wave,...

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May 18, 2015

Take Action to Support Safe Biking, Walking, and Transit in City Budget

As the City of Portland prepares its next budget, now is the time to speak out in support of funding for Safe Routes to School and […]

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Weigh IN: Powell-Division: Gresham survey still open; Upcoming events

  What: Powell-Divsion: Gresham Survey still open; Upcoming Events Have you weighed in? Faster, more reliable transit connections to jobs, schools, colleges, shopping districts and other […]

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May 15, 2015

Beginner’s MTB Tips

Guest writer Steve Laurel shares his wisdom for getting started on the...

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May 14, 2015

Weigh In: Walker Road and 158th Avenue combined project open house

  What: Walker Road and 158th Avenue combined project open house Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Place: Kaleo Covenant Church, […]

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May 13, 2015

My kids have a shorter life expectancy than I do? Not if I can help it.

This guest article is written by Nicole Perry, PTA leader and parents of two kiddos at Linwood Elementary in Milwaukie.    May 6th was National Bike to School […]

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Great News for Bikes in the Oregon Legislature

We are thrilled to report that Senate Bill 533 just passed the Oregon Legislature. For the first time in Oregon when a person riding a bicycle […]

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Bound by Dirt

Real Talk with Brock. Why people love those little ribbons of dirt that snake through the...

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May 12, 2015

Enter to win free tickets!

DRAWING ENDS May 14th at 11:30pm Loading… FILMED BY BIKE – MORE INFO...

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May 11, 2015

Walk+Bike Events in three simple steps!

Events are a great way to get kids excited about walking and biking to school! Host an event to celebrate the Walk+Bike Challenge. Here are some […]

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May 09, 2015

Why Ride an eBike

It's not cheating - electric assist can be a make it or break it option for many...

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Dark Tunnels of the Route of the Hiawatha

Just a day trip away from Oregon is one of the most outstanding rails-to-trails, a rain line converted to a riding...

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May 06, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Street Books

 Listen to the show (mp3, 24.7MB) Tori and Alon talk with Diana Rempe and Ben Hodgson of the Street Books project, “a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside.”

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May 04, 2015

B is for Bike Bingo!

This Thursday you could win a sweet Felt...

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May 02, 2015

Cascade Cream Puff Spotlight: Clara Terrell

At this venerable race where the Alpine Trail regularly crushes souls, contender Clara Terrell comes out on...

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Cycle Oregon Training: Keep it Up

We've got you covered. Set goals, stick to...

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April 03, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Vision Zero

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes.

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March 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Maintaining your Ride

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Alon and Tori talk with Momoko Saunders and Diana Holland from Bike Farm, a volunteer-run collective which provides access to a shop, tools and advice from mechanics. In the second half Alon interviews Tori to get her bike maintenance tips.

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February 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Events!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.6MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Jude Gerace of Sugar Wheel Works about their “Live the Revolution” event, a story-telling fundraiser for the Safe Routes to School program. In the second half, they speak with Meredith Klein and her students about the Youth Bike Summit in Seattle this month.

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January 09, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Affordable Transportation

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Kate Nelson of Santa Fe’s Chainbreaker Collective about the importance of affordable transportation and their efforts to make bicycles available to lower-income individuals. In the second half they speak with Sirapon Soinak of Thailand who has cycled all over the world.

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December 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing– about the sport’s humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the […]

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November 14, 2014

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

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November 10, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

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November 02, 2014

Boston Did it, Could Portland?

The City of Boston has adopted a policy that all heavy trucks used by firms contracting with the City must have side-guards to protect cyclists from going under the wheels in the event of a collision. Sounds like a great component of Vision Zero to me!

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October 25, 2014

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]

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